Mistakes to Avoid with Your Storage Unit

By American Self Storage on Mar 31st, 2021


Mistakes to Avoid with Your Storage Unit

Looking for convenient self-storage? If so, then, of course, you want to get the best value for your money. Before you decide on just any storage facility, however, there are some common mistakes you'll want to avoid.

Failing to Consider Square-Footage Needs
The last thing you want is to rent out a storage unit, only to find that it's not large enough to accommodate all your stuff. Take the time to calculate your square footage needs using an online calculator or simply by estimating the amount of space each piece of furniture and other items will take up. From there, it never hurts to rent out a storage unit that's slightly bigger than you think you'll need; this way, you have room to store more (if needed) and space won't be so cramped that you can't find anything when you need it.

Not Packing Your Storage Unit Wisely
Another common mistake is that of packing your storage unit without putting any thought into the process. Ideally, you'll want to pack your storage unit in such a way that you can leave an "aisle" of space to walk down the middle of the unit itself. This will make for easy access to items that may be stored towards the back or middle of the unit. Furthermore, consider storing larger items (such as furniture) along the perimeter and keep smaller items you may need access to closer to the center aisle.

Overlooking the Importance of Security
Finally, when it comes to storing your belongings, be sure to keep security in mind. Specifically, look for a self-storage facility with security features in places, such as video surveillance, gated entry, and indoor units. This will provide you with added peace of mind, especially if you're storing anything sentimental or valuable. If you're looking for a self-storage facility to suit your needs and budget, contact us today to find out about our current offerings and specials!